The Space to Create

This is where where the next big ideas will be born, where real-world products are created, and where students of all ages and backgrounds hone the skills they need to build a brighter future. 
In a state-of-the-art center for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education, K-12 students work together to increase their comfort and confidence in STEAM fields in our Makerspace, Technology Lab, Fabrication Workshop and Incubation Hub.

IDEA Space also welcomes community, corporate and non-profit groups to experience the power of an idea in spaces fully equipped with tools and technology for team building and collaboration.

 

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  • Technology Lab

    • Robotics
    • Gaming, Coding, Software engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
    • Augmented & Virtual Reality
    • Cybersecurity & Data Analytics

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  • Fabrication Workshop

    • Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
    • Metalworking & Woodworking
    • Electronics
    • Engineering
    • Finishing & Painting

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  • Incubation Hub

    • Entrepreneurship & Business Development
    • Research & Storyboarding
    • Collaboration
    • Investigation & Testing
    • Trademark & Patent Research

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  • Makerspace

    • Prototyping & Design Thinking
    • 3D Modeling, Printing & Digital Fabrication
    • Textiles
    • Architecture & Engineering
     

Host your next event here!

IDEA Space is a community asset, and we invite your group to visit us for your next meeting, event, activity or workshop. We offer 32,000 square feet of space perfect for collaboration and team building, planning and brainstorming, or even creating a hands-on project using our tools and equipment. We'll work with you to design the event and provide the space and amenities to make it a success. 

Contact Us for Information

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  • Photo of Cassandra Banka

    Cassandra Banka 

    Acting Director of the Dan and Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space KC, Engineering Department Chair
    (913) 825-4220

Makerspace

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  • Digital Printing

    • 3D printers
    • Large-format 3D printer
    • Laser cutter
  • Textiles

    • Sewing machines 
    • Thread
    • Bobbins
    • Needles
    • Cutting table
    • Measuring tools
    • Specialty scissors
    • Closures
    • Elastic
    • Patterns
    • Pattern paper
    • Chalk wheels
    • Steam iron
  • Prototype Development

    • Small consumables: cardboard, foam board, wires, batteries, light bulbs, switches, cardboard tubes, wheels, etc.
    • Large consumables: plywood, acrylic, balsa, chip-board, wood sheets, electric cardboard cutter, etc.
  • Crafting

    • Maker mats
    • Drying rack
    • Heat gun
    • Leather stamping
  • Safety Items

    • Safety goggles
    • Dust masks
    • Splash goggles
    • Gloves

Fabrication Workshop

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  • Wood & Metalworking

    Woodworking:
    • Miter saw
    • Vertical bandsaw
    • Table saw
    • Drill press
    • Router/router table
    • Wood lathe
    • Bench mill with digital readout
    Metalworking:
    • Metal chop saw
    • Horizontal/vertical bandsaw
    • Metal lathe
    • Sheet metal shear and brake
  • Electrical

    • Soldering irons 
    • Circuitry
    • Magnets
    • AC power supply
    • DC power supply
    • Switches
    • Outlets
    • Computer components
    • Voltage & resistance testing equipment
    • Crimpers
    • Solder sucker
    • Digital multimeters
    • Breadboard wires
    • Motors
    • Sensors
    • Oscilloscope
    • Solar power kits
  • Tool Wall

    • Wall mount with racking system
    • for tools
    • Calipers
    • Hand tools:
    • Handheld power tools
    • Arbor press
  • Routers & Mills

    • CNC router (5x8)
    • Tabletop CNC routers 
    • Tabletop max CNC routers
    • CNC mill
  • Finishing

    • Belt sander
    • Bench grinder
    • Orbital sander
    • Spray room
    • Vacuum former for plastic molding
  • Safety Items

    • Safety goggles
    • Dust masks
    • Ear protection
    • Safety vests
    • Gloves
    • Grounding wires

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